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    and greetings to all


    Update: The entries are posted here: Writing Contest 2018 - Vote for the best entry


    In continuation from Writing Contest 2018 ...

    Welcome to the annual story writing contest on Islamicboard.

    This thread will be the main hub for the general discussion about the Story Writing Contest. A separate thread will be created, after the deadline, to house this year's entries.

    Here are some suggested rules for the contest, based on the rules we've had previously:

    Stories can be about any topic, theme or genre, but must not conflict with forum rules.
    Stories must be the entrant's own work and must be in English.
    Stories should not be a translated version of someone else's work in another language.
    Each entrant may submit only one story.
    Stories cannot have been posted already on this forum.
    Stories cannot use existing characters e.g. your story cannot be about the adventures of Batman and Robin.
    Stories can be any length, but no longer than 5,000 words - this is a limit not a target.
    Do not post your story here or anywhere else on the forum (or anything to do with your story), as the contest is supposed to be anonymous. Not the genre, not the title and not even one sentence of it.

    The deadline is tentatively 15 May 2018 - this is the last day on which entries shall be accepted. However, there is leeway to change this if necessary.

    Stories should be submitted by Private Message to the Host - AabiruSabeel. The host will then create the thread for the entries, and post the entries there, once they've all been submitted and the deadline has passed. The host cannot participate in the contest, and cannot vote (as he/she will know who has written what). Stories can be edited and formatted etc however the author chooses before submission, but the Host will not alter or reformat the story once it has been submitted

    If you have any further suggestions, please share them. The parameters are really wide. Read through some of the previous entries to see how wide those parameters are. We've had dramas, crime thrillers, horror, action-adventure, cute stories, and stories with morals etc.

    To all: be sure to check out this thread (Writing Tips) http://www.islamicboard.com/creative...ting-tips.html and by all means feel free to read previous contests. Also feel free to ask any questions you have regarding the competition on this thread.

    Take your time and make your entry the best it can be; really let your creativity loose.

    I would like to thank the brothers and sisters who have hosted and organised the contest in previous years, I have just copied that in this post.


    Let the writing begin!
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 05-28-2018 at 11:57 AM. Reason: Entries link

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post


    The deadline is tentatively 30 April 2017 - this is the last day on which entries shall be accepted.
    Maybe you meant that the deadline is 30 April 2018, not 2017.

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by sister herb View Post
    Maybe you meant that the deadline is 30 April 2018, not 2017.

    Well spotted!

    How is the writing going on? I hope all those who voted on the poll are busy writing their entries.
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Wa alaykum assalam,

    Oh can't wait in'sha'Allah! I hope we have even more entries than last year,

    You don't need to be a massive writer to take part either, just let your creativity flow, and most importantly enjoy taking part! Even if you don't usually write stories, think of it as a new experience or challenge to rise up to
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    @AllahIsAl-Malik, @Ibn Shahid, @Junon, @Kind, @najimuddin, @Scimitar, @Tayiba, @Umme salma and everyone who expressed interest in the writing competition, how is the progress so far? If you need more time, just let me know and we can extend the deadline.

    I've already received the first entry. Waiting for the rest to follow.
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post

    I've already received the first entry. Waiting for the rest to follow.
    Gosh, it has started already? I had no idea!!!
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    @AllahIsAl-Malik, @Ibn Shahid, @Junon, @Kind, @najimuddin, @Scimitar, @Tayiba, @Umme salma and everyone who expressed interest in the writing competition, how is the progress so far? If you need more time, just let me know and we can extend the deadline.

    I've already received the first entry. Waiting for the rest to follow.
    Asalamu Alaikum

    When did I express interest in entering? If I did, I would like to retract that statement.

    I just want to read what others can come up with, should be interesting.

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Ibn Shahid View Post
    Asalamu Alaikum

    When did I express interest in entering? If I did, I would like to retract that statement.

    I just want to read what others can come up with, should be interesting.
    Wa Alaikum Assalam

    It's ok, I thought your vote on previous thread implied you were interested in participating.

    Anyone else who's participating?
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    I have extended the deadline for two more weeks, until 15 May 2018. Let's wrap it up before the start of Ramadhan .
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Time is running. We just have two weeks left now. Keep sending your entries. we will have a prize for the winner.

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Time is running. We just have two weeks left now. Keep sending your entries. we will have a prize for the winner.
    Well just like the poetry contest - I won't be entering because I have a soft heart and giving other people a chance to win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    Well just like the poetry contest - I won't be entering because I have a soft heart and giving other people a chance to win.
    What if nobody enters? You can have a good chance at winning it all by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    What if nobody enters? You can have a good chance at winning it all by yourself.
    Theres no fun in that !!!

    And as you know The boys will win anyway - The girls (I won't mention WHO !!! because i dont want to get in trouble - but we will know WHO !!! anyway - someone who has a big mouth and a frequent poster) will just get jealous anyway that I win and the GUYS WILL RULE ..........but I am not mentioning names !!!!
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    You might be surprised to know that the winners for last two years are sisters, for writing as well as for poetry contests. You should participate to change that, otherwise they will take the medal this time as well.
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    You might be surprised to know that the winners for last two years are sisters, for writing as well as for poetry contests. You should participate to change that, otherwise they will take the medal this time as well.
    WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If that Big mouth won it (and I am not mentioning names for legal reasons ) ..........If that Big mouth won it I'm gonna drive nails through my toes !!! TWICE !!!
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    WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If that Big mouth won it (and I am not mentioning names for legal reasons ) ..........If that Big mouth won it I'm gonna drive nails through my toes !!! TWICE !!!
    I think I know whom you're referring to, but she didn't even participate. Why are you so obsessed with anyone?
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    عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه : ـ
    مَن كانَ مُسْتَنًّا ، فَلْيَسْتَنَّ بمن قد ماتَ ، فإنَّ الحيَّ لا تُؤمَنُ عليه الفِتْنَةُ ، أولئك أصحابُ محمد - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ، كانوا أفضلَ هذه الأمة : أبرَّها قلوبًا ، وأعمقَها علمًا ، وأقلَّها تكلُّفًا ، اختارهم الله لصحبة نبيِّه ، ولإقامة دِينه ، فاعرِفوا لهم فضلَهم ، واتبعُوهم على أثرهم ، وتمسَّكوا بما استَطَعْتُم من أخلاقِهم وسيَرِهم ، فإنهم كانوا على الهُدَى المستقيم
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Where’s my popcorn?

    5 days left eh? Dang!!!!!
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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Tomorrow is the last day for submitting your entries. Hurry up!

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    Is anyone still writing? If not, then I'll post the entries

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    Re: Writing Contest 2018 - Rules, Deadline and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Is anyone still writing? If not, then I'll post the entries
    When the result will come?

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